David Cowles, Special to The Baltimore Sun
February 12, 2012
Pinterest is filled up with gorgeous shots of food and beverages. Some of these link to recipes one might actually try one night for dinner. Slow-cooker honey sesame chicken? Sure, why not? Others showcase recipes you'll file away with good intentions but -- please -- homemade pop-tarts? And finally, there are the dishes so over the top that they must exist only to leave your followers helplessly drooling onto their keyboards after you re-pin them. Thick, decadent cookie dough brownies. A towering four-layer cake edged with Kit-Kat bars and M&Ms. Baked potato grilled cheese sandwiches.
The website's food personality seems split between disparate constituencies -- the high and the low. You have the Saveur crowd, thrilling over serious capital "C" cuisine. And then you have those with the slow-cookers, the ones looking for Betty Crocker-esque short-cuts. The secret to Panera's mac-and cheese. How to make pizza rolls with Ragu and refrigerated crust. Take a grape and pat goat cheese around it -- an appetizer!